Your new open job req, will close on March 3rd 2019...

More precisely, Monday March 4th, 2019 since March 3rd is a Sunday. According to the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), it takes an average of 63 days to fill a job. You can grow tomatoes faster than that!

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The look on her face when she heard it will take 63 days to hire someone…

It’s almost January 1st. I have a list of product and tech roles that we are focused on closing for January. Our goal is to close them in under 30 days. In order to close these roles we have to get after it until the last hour of 2018. It’s hard work but somebody has to do it.

Here’s the thing: recruiting talented people shouldn’t take 63 days. If your recruiting team is having regular conversations and setting expectations with hiring managers, jobs can and should be closed in 30 days or less.

So the next time you open a job req, plant a tomato plant and get the role hired before the plant grows a nice red cherry tomato.

Get after it. Happy holidays.